Because Obama is finally taking a stand for something and we need to encourage him so that he will have the strength not to back down.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: President Barack Obama.
Keep standing up for your jobs plan.
We were very glad to hear that not only have you proposed excellent jobs and deficit reduction plans, you are standing up for them. Your jobs plan is an excellent mix of targeted tax cuts paid for by tax increases on those who can afford to pay. In a reasonable world, it would have bipartisan support and pass easily. But, since this is not a reasonable world and Republicans are sure to assail you, we want to let you know that we support your plan. It is the best possible compromise. Stand up for your plan, and we will support you all the way.
We were also very glad to hear that you vowed to veto any deficit-reduction plan that does not include tax increases. A mixture of tax increases and spending cuts is essential for a working deal. We are glad to see you standing up for doing what is reasonable and right.
Mr. President, stay the course. Come 2012, the people will vindicate you. And if we don't, history will.
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